Windom

Before and after school program

Windom Community School

BLC has been in Windom school since 2010. BLC offers a variety of cultural enrichment programs. Welcome, safe and inclusive before and after school program. Please check the catalog for more information.

BLC at Windom is located in the Media Center. Drop-off and pick-up are at door 8 (off the back parking lot). After school students come directly to our program from their classrooms.

Windom Community Center

Programs

We have four different sessions throughout the school year: Fall (August – December), Winter (January – March), Spring (April after Spring Break – June) and Spanish Summer Camp (June- July).

BLC’s staff is bilingual and bicultural and has extensive experience working with elementary school students in diverse populations. BLC strives to help and support not only students, but the entire community by offering parent and family workshops during the year. Diversity is celebrated and valued at BLC and it prepares our students for lives of social responsibility, active citizenship and academic achievement.

Before School Program

BLC’s morning care program runs from 7:30 - 9:30 AM Mondays through Fridays. Activities include games, physical activities, art and crafts, and homework time.

After School Program

BLC’s afternoon care program runs from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Mondays through Fridays. Each day the students are given an after school snack, and activities include games, physical activities, arts and crafts, and homework and reading time.

Enrichment Classes

BLC offers optional classes during our after school program from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Classes vary by session (fall, winter, spring) and have included cultural cooking, art, guitar, Mexican dance, science, and sports.
programs

We offer many exciting programs throughout the school year, including:

The goal of the science class is to present STEM and to encourage students to see science as something more accessible to them through experiments and activities. These activities will vary from in class activities to projects that they can share with you at home

Students will learn and practice their Spanish speaking skills through guided recreation, speaking and listening activities, arts and crafts, and storytelling. The activities will be carried out in Spanish and will be planned to correspond with the themes of the school and the parties.

Students will learn the basics of playing the guitar, including the parts of the guitar, how to read tablature, basic music reading knowledge, and more! Students who have previously taken guitar will work on applying basic diagrams and tablature, and will work with time signatures, dynamics, melody, chords, and learn more advanced practice techniques. The class will conclude with a public performance. Students must bring their own guitar.

This class allows students to express themselves creatively through art projects. The students will learn different art styles and use different artistic mediums!

This is a fun-filled session of energetic dance from different Mexican regions. Led by Carmen Casanova, this class helps teach teamwork and leadership while students learn about Mexican culture and have fun! Costumes provided. Groups will perform at the Winter Concert and Carnival

A great opportunity to learn the game of chess! The first 30 minutes each week will be dedicated to learning the rules and strategy, and the remaining time will be spent practicing the game. At the end of the class, there will be a tournament where the kids can show off their new skills.

Younger students learn the exciting technology of robotics, mechanical design, software use, programing and computer design tools. Students get a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Join us in creating an imaginary world through acting! We are partnering with The Matchbox Theater, to learn basic acting skills and dancing as we bring stories to life. This class provides learning experiences that help students develop creativity, clear speech, memory and teamwork.

This class is designed to fit the needs of more advanced players with scrimmaging and more complex skills learned, with an emphasis on strategy. Kids will have fun while learning important skills both on and off the soccer field! During the winter the students will play floor hockey.

This class is the perfect way for kids to enjoy learning the basics of dance in an active and creative way. Students will learn fun combinations, play movement games, and much more!

Students will learn defensive martial arts techniques that will help them develop coordination to physically control their bodies, along with mental discipline of knowing when to use these techniques. The class will be taught by a professional black belt instructor.

Students will learn defensive martial arts techniques that will help them develop coordination to physically control their bodies, along with mental discipline of knowing when to use these techniques.

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Academic Support

One on One tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is available through BLC. Tutoring is offered October through May during the after school program by arrangement. We collaborate with the student’s teacher to assure that they reach their academic potential. Academic support is available in English and Spanish in the subjects of math, reading, and writing.

Grades K – 5th: Math, reading, & writing in Spanish or English

Tutoring sessions will start in October – May

Please contact us via email, info@blcenter.org to set up your schedule!

*Please sign up for tutoring at least one week in advance to allow time to find an instructor.